Clinical Laboratory Science

Clinical Laboratory Science is a 3+1 program conducted in cooperation with OSF School of Clinical Laboratory Science in Peoria, Illinois.  This program is designed to develop competent professionals who are skilled in both theory and the practice of laboratory procedures.  Providing the backdrop for the clinical experience that makes up the final year of the program is a highly automated clinical laboratory, where a wide variety of routine and specialty test procedures are performed daily.

Clinical laboratory scientists may work as staff, managers, or consultants in hospitals, clinics, reference laboratories, or physician office labs.  They may be generalists or may specialize in areas such as hematology, hemostasis, immunology, chemistry, blood banking, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics, or microbiology.  Clinical laboratory scientists may find employment as lab information specialists or work in quality management or infection control.  Other opportunities may be found with laboratory supply vendors as technical specialists, service or sales representatives; in forensic science; and in education within medical centers and universities. Clinical laboratory scientists may also work in veterinary science centers or the armed forces, while others apply their lab skills outside of healthcare in agricultural, environmental or industrial labs in research, development, testing and quality control.

How It Works

Students spend 3 years studying at Eureka College and, if accepted by the OSF School of Clinical Laboratory Science, will continue studies there during the senior year. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, the student will be awarded a B.S. with a major in Clinical Laboratory Science from Eureka College.

A Eureka College student must successfully complete all general requirements and those for a major in Clinical Laboratory Science at Eureka College and must accumulate 88 semester hours of credit prior to the final year. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the bachelor’s degree from Eureka College during the fall semester of the student’s year at OSF School of Clinical Laboratory Science.

Clinical Lab Science Student

Dr. Paul Small
(309) 467-6447
Sanders Hall Room 101
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530

Requirements for a Major in Clinical Laboratory Science

A minimum of 55 hours of coursework consisting of the following:  
BIO141W Principles of Biology I 4
BIO142 Principles of Biology II 4
BIO320 Microbiology 4
BIO325 Immunology 4
BIO360W Genetics 4
BIO370 Physiology 4
CHM250 Quantitative Analysis 4
CHM321 or CHM421 Biochemistry I or II 3
CHM345 Instrumental Analysis 4
Plus the following supporting courses:    
CHM131 General Chemistry I 4
CHM132 General Chemistry II 4
CHM220 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM221 Organic Chemistry II 4
HED179 First Aid, CPR, and Injury Prevention 1
MAT265 Quantitative Methods I 3
TOTAL:   55


Fourth Year at OSF

The fourth year at OSF School of Clinical Laboratory Science includes 32 semester hours of the following required courses, which will be entered on the Eureka College transcripts as pass.

Clinical Chemistry I (Lecture and Lab) 6
Clinical Chemistry II (Lecture and Lab) 3
Clinical Hematology (Lecture and Lab) 5
Clinical Hemostasis (Lecture and Lab) 1
Clinical Immunohematology (Lecture and Lab) 4
Clinical Immunology (Lecture and Lab) 3
Clinical Microbiology I (Lecture and Lab) 5
Clinical Microbiology II (Lecture and Lab) 3
Special Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science 1
Clinical Management and Education 1